The Veladero mine is located in the San Juan Province of Argentina, immediately to the south of the Pascua-Lama property in the highly prospective Frontera District. The property is located at elevations of 4,000 to 4,850 meters above sea level, approximately 374 kilometers northwest of the city of San Juan.
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Veladero is a conventional open-pit operation where ore is crushed by a two-stage crushing process and transported via overland conveyor and trucks to the leach pad area. Run-of-mine ore is trucked directly to the valley-fill leach pad.
In the first nine months of 2013, Veladero produced 499,000 ounces of gold at all-in sustaining costs of $785 per ounce1. Proven and probable mineral reserves as at December 31, 2012, were 10.0 million ounces of gold2.